Posts with the category “devotions”

Devotions: Week of August 31
August 31st, 2020
This week’s devotional readings close out our summer readings. We’ve journeyed with Eugene Peterson, Dallas Willard, NT Wright, the Desert Fathers, Brennan Manning, stories from the Bruderhof communit...  Read More
by Noël Foulk
Devotions: Week of August 24
August 24th, 2020
This week’s devotional readings pickup on wisdom from two of my favorite authors named Anne – Anne LaMott and Annie Dillard. As you work to set aside time for prayer and reflection, here are 2 comment...  Read More
by Laurie Brenner
Devotions: Week of August 17
August 17th, 2020
This week’s devotional readings spend time with the various calls in the New Testament to live awake and alert.The source of the daily readings is N.T. (Tom) Wright’s book, Surprised by Hope: Rethinki...  Read More
by Laurie Brenner
Devotions: Week of August 10
August 10th, 2020
This week’s devotional readings continue the reflections on prayer that we began with the parables from Luke 11 and 18 on this past Sunday.The source of the daily readings are from many sources alongs...  Read More
by Laurie Brenner
Devotions: Week of August 3
August 3rd, 2020
I find it so challenging to live in a space alert to and faithfully discerning the sources of sin and evil while withholding the judgment that belongs only to God. The writings of a group of early chu...  Read More
by Laurie Brenner
Devotions: Week of July 27
July 27th, 2020
This week’s devotional readings focus on forgiveness, with references and links to the Plough publishing website – the literary arm of the Bruderhof community that left Germany in the late 1930’s as a...  Read More
by Noël Foulk
Devotions: Week of July 20
July 20th, 2020
This week’s devotional readings are taken from the writings of Dallas Willard, another trustworthy guide on spiritual disciplines that equip and empower the “grace sustained habits” of people who foll...  Read More
by Noël Foulk
Devotions: Week of July 13
July 13th, 2020
Blessings on this beautiful summer morning in Seattle, and please forgive me for sending the devotions for this week to you so late in the morning. Each week this summer the readings with the devotion...  Read More
by Laurie Brenner
Morning Devotions: Week of July 6
July 6th, 2020
During the summer weeks we will send one devotional guide for the week rather than daily devotions. This week the readings from the Old and New Testament reflect on Jesus’ kingdom mission to seek and ...  Read More
by Laurie Brenner
Devotion - July 4
July 4th, 2020
This Saturday’s musical devotional from Anthony Spain will be his last this summer - thank you Anthony for the thoughtful Saturday devotions during this season.I grew up just a few miles from the Nava...  Read More
by Laurie Brenner
Devotion - July 3
July 3rd, 2020
Psalms 11-15, Proverbs 3, Philippians 3:15-21Our devotion today is another of John Baillie's daily prayers. God of my forefathers, I cry unto You. You have been the refuge of good and wise women and m...  Read More
by Laurie Brenner
Devotion - July 2
July 2nd, 2020
Psalms 6-10, Proverbs 2, Ephesians 4:25-32Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those w...  Read More
by Laurie Brenner
Devotion - July 1
July 1st, 2020
Psalms 1-5, Proverbs 1, Luke 18It’s time to call out the big dogs.Prayer and Fasting.We are 5 months now since learning of the first COVID deaths in the Seattle area. Five months. We thought then 6, m...  Read More
by Laurie Brenner
Devotion - June 30
June 30th, 2020
Psalms 146-150, Proverbs 30, Luke 13:6-9PatienceEssential to love (1 Cor. 13:4) - a fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22) - a characteristic divine virtue to which we owe our salvation (2 Pet. 3:15). Boy ho...  Read More
by Laurie Brenner
Devotion - June 29
June 29th, 2020
(Our devotion today is from David Brenner)Jesus asked, “Are you starting to get a handle on all of this?”They answered, “Yes.”He said, “Then you see how every student well-trained in God’s kingdom is ...  Read More
by Laurie Brenner
Devotion - June 27
June 27th, 2020
Our Saturday devotion is from Music Director Anthony Spain - thank you Anthony! Psalms 131-135, Proverbs 27Reality check - “El Shaddai” by Amy Grant is now almost 40 years old- really you might ask? Y...  Read More
by Laurie Brenner
Devotion - June 26
June 26th, 2020
Psalms 126-130, Proverbs 26, John 12:23-25, Galatians 5:22-26I wonder how fruitful you feel during this Coronavirus? I still find I get to the end of the day and wonder where it has gone...Today we ar...  Read More
by Laurie Brenner
Devotion - June 25
June 25th, 2020
Psalms 121-125, Proverbs 25, Matthew 6:25-34This will be a quick devotional, because honestly I've found when it comes to the 'worries of life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other th...  Read More
by Laurie Brenner
Devotion - June 24
June 24th, 2020
Psalms 116-120 / Proverbs 24 / Micah 6:8 / John 15:1-8Sustained discipleship is difficult.The last two days we have reflected on the hard ground that gave the seed (the message of the kingdom of God) ...  Read More
by Laurie Brenner
Devotion - June 23
June 23rd, 2020
Psalms 111-115 / Proverbs 23 / Ezekiel 36:25-27 / Matthew 13:14-16In the middle of the parable of the sower – between the story and its explanation – Jesus quotes the prophecy from Isaiah 6:For this p...  Read More
by Laurie Brenner
Devotion - June 22
June 22nd, 2020
Psalms 106-110, Proverbs 22, Mark 4:1-20When your words came, I ate them;they were my joy and my heart’s delight,for I bear your name,Lord God Almighty.(Jeremiah 15:16)Yesterday in worship we consider...  Read More
by Laurie Brenner
Devotion - June 20
June 20th, 2020
Our devotions this Saturday come from music director Anthony Spain.Isaiah 53:3He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their ...  Read More
by Laurie Brenner
Devotion - June 19
June 19th, 2020
Psalms 91-95 / Proverbs 19 / John 8:33-36It seems fitting on Juneteenth to share reflections from Dr. Tony Evans (Pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas). Today in particular, I am humbled and...  Read More
by Laurie Brenner
Devotion - June 18
June 18th, 2020
Psalms 86-90 / Proverbs 18 / Hebrews 3:1-13Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts ...(Hebrews 3:7)Today.Over the past couple of weeks, seeking refreshment for soul as well as body, I ...  Read More
by Laurie Brenner
Devotion - A Cry of Grief as a Matter of Faith
June 17th, 2020
While Pastor Laurie is away, our devotions are from members of the West Side family. It's a gift to hear and join in how others in our fellowship are walking with Jesus during this time.Today's devoti...  Read More
by Noël Foulk
Devotion - June 16
June 16th, 2020
While Pastor Laurie is away, our devotions are from members of the West Side family. It's a gift to hear and join in how others in our fellowship are walking with Jesus during this time.Today’s devoti...  Read More
by Noël Foulk
Devotion - June 15
June 15th, 2020
While Pastor Laurie is away, our devotions are from members of the West Side family. It's a gift to hear and join in how others in our fellowship are walking with Jesus during this time.Today’s devoti...  Read More
by Noël Foulk
Devotion - June 13, Graduation Weekend
June 13th, 2020
All this week our devotions are from members of the West Side family. Since we are separated during this time, and you are hearing a good deal from me as your pastor but less, perhaps, from one anothe...  Read More
by Noël Foulk
Devotion - June 12
June 12th, 2020
All this week our devotions are from members of the West Side family. Since we are separated during this time, and you are hearing a good deal from me as your pastor but less, perhaps, from one anothe...  Read More
by Noël Foulk
Devotion - The Fellowship of Believers
June 10th, 2020
All this week our devotions are from members of the West Side family. Since we are separated during this time, and you are hearing a good deal from me as your pastor but less, perhaps, from one anothe...  Read More
by Noël Foulk
Devotion - Is It Really a “New Normal”?
June 9th, 2020
All this week our devotions are from members of the West Side family. Since we are separated during this time, and you are hearing a good deal from me as your pastor but less, perhaps, from one anothe...  Read More
by Noël Foulk
Devotion - Hope in the Midst, Part 3
June 8th, 2020
All this week our devotions are from members of the West Side family. Since we are separated during this time, and you are hearing a good deal from me as your pastor but less, perhaps, from one anothe...  Read More
by Noël Foulk
Devotion - June 6
June 6th, 2020
All this week our devotions are from members of the West Side family. Since we are separated during this time, and you are hearing a good deal from me as your pastor but less, perhaps, from one anothe...  Read More
by Noël Foulk
Devotion - Hope in the Midst, Part 2
June 5th, 2020
All this week our devotions are from members of the West Side family. Since we are separated during this time, and you are hearing a good deal from me as your pastor but less, perhaps, from one anothe...  Read More
by Noël Foulk
Devotion - Hope in the Midst, Part 1
June 4th, 2020
All this week our devotions are from members of the West Side family. Since we are separated during this time, and you are hearing a good deal from me as your pastor but less, perhaps, from one anothe...  Read More
by Noël Foulk
Devotion - June 3
June 3rd, 2020
All this week our devotions are from members of the West Side family. Since we are separated during this time, and you are hearing a good deal from me as your pastor but less, perhaps, from one anothe...  Read More
by Noël Foulk
Devotion - June 2
June 2nd, 2020
[Psalms 6-10 / Proverbs 2 / Ecclesiastes 3:1-8]a time to tear, and a time to sew;a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;—Ecclesiastes 3:7As I mentioned yesterday, this next two weeks of devotions...  Read More
by Laurie Brenner
Devotion - June 1
June 1st, 2020
[Psalms 1-5, Proverbs 1, Micah 6:8]All this week and next, our devotions will be from members of the West Side family.  Since we are separated during this time, and you are hearing a good deal from me...  Read More
by Laurie Brenner
Devotion - May 30
May 30th, 2020
As we wake up on this Saturday morning to news of increasing turbulence in our cities, and direct our prayers to the restoration of both peace and justice, we rely on God's Holy Spirit to do a work th...  Read More
by Laurie Brenner
Devotion - May 29
May 29th, 2020
[Psalms 141-146 / Proverbs 29 / Acts 1:12-14]Hear my prayer, O Lord;give ear to my supplications in your faithfulness;answer me in your righteousness.Psalm 143:1Supplication struck me in our readings ...  Read More
by Laurie Brenner

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